There are three dogs plus me in my foster home. Buttercup, Wizzy and I play the most together and have become great friends. Any barking I do is minimal, I don’t counter surf, and I know the commands come, down and leave it.
To quote my foster mom, “Casey is a beautiful, tall, cream-colored golden. She came to us March 29, 2023, and has been a pleasure to have here. She is very well-behaved in general.”
“In general,” well OK then. I’m shy and timid with everyone but foster mom. But she says I’m “coming around!” Slowly but surely, she thinks I will become like the average golden retriever around humans, but currently I spend most of my time lying near her while she works in her office.
This shyness and fear can result in my barreling through a doorway or down the stairs to get away from new people. People have to be sure to watch not to get knocked over! If I do this outdoors and start to run, foster mom gives me the “lay down motion” and I settle. Then foster mom comes to me and puts on the lead. One golden tendency I have for sure is my positive response to dog treats. I definitely pay attention when I sniff those in foster mom’s hand! You should also know that I’m thunderphobic.
Buttercup, Wizzy and I spend time in the backyard every day. I haven’t been for walks in my current home, but I do accept having the leash put on. When foster mom takes me somewhere I might pull just a little. Hopping into the car and going for a ride suits me just fine. Since I haven’t been exposed to children or cats, I don’t know how I’d react to them.